Jose Mourinho’s reaction after Manchester United’s late winner Hull City sums up why he is such a good manager.
While Man United’s players wildly celebrated and lost their marbles, Mourinho immediately told Chris Smalling to strip off and get ready to come on.
This is exactly what Mourinho did against United at Old Trafford in *that* game between us and Real Madrid. When Nani was sent off and Sir Alex Ferguson fumed for a few minutes, Mourinho calmly told Luka Modric to come on and he completely changed the game.
In the heat of the moment, Mourinho keeps his head and that’s something which is going to make such a difference for United this season. He made crucial substitutes at the right time which changed the game and after having David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, it’s a hugely refreshing change.
Things have started very well for United and Mourinho this season and we couldn’t be heading into the Manchester derby in two weeks in a better situation after a late winner.